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    EU imposes anti-union law on Greece

    by Will Podmore | Updated at 12:05am on February 07, 2018

    UNDER instructions from the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the Greek government pushed through the most anti-union legislation in Europe on January 15...

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    Indian Ocean region is going to heat up

    by Vladimir Terehov | Updated at 12:05am on February 07, 2018

    IN THE complex political picture that looms in the Indian and Pacific region, the various processes that are taking place in all of its geographical elements deserve attention...

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    A lot for govt to do for treatment of cancer

    | Updated at 12:05am on February 07, 2018

    ABOUT 1,00,000 people dying of cancer every year in Bangladesh, as physicians and government officials said at a discussion marking World Cancer Day in Dhaka on Monday, comes to be a grave concern in that facilities for the treatment of cancer has so far only been inadequate...

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    Govt must expedite stolen BB reserve recovery

    | Updated at 12:05am on February 07, 2018

    IN AN audacious cyber theft in February 2016, unnamed hackers withdrew $1 million from the national reserve by using a computer of a Bangladesh Bank official...

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    CJ should give a second thought on his professed objective

    | Updated at 12:05am on February 06, 2018

    IN RESPONSE to the felicitations from the Supreme Court Bar Association and the office of the Attorney General on Sunday, the country’s newly appointed Chief Justice, Syed Mahmud Hossain, has said that he would always try to uphold harmony between the three organs of the state...

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    Judicious investigation of rape of Marma sisters must

    | Updated at 12:05am on February 06, 2018

    THE rape of and sexual violence against two Marma sisters — the elder is 19 years old and the younger one is 14 — alleged to have been perpetrated by men in uniform in their house at Orachari of Rangamati at night on January 22 is gravely concerning as the culprits are yet to be brought to book thus far....

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    Dealing with refugees

    CONCERNS FROM NEPAL | Updated at 12:05am on February 06, 2018

    SOUTH Asian countries lack national refugee laws despite the fact that the region hosts some of the world’s largest refugee populations. Only Afghanistan among members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation has signed the UN Refugee Convention...

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    Politics of polls

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:05am on February 06, 2018

    IT IS significant that president Ram Nath Kovind should propose simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies in his address to both houses of parliament on January 29, and that prime minister Narendra Modi should sing the same tune on the same day — ‘one nation, one election’....

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    New defence strategy: war with great nations and arms race

    by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | Updated at 12:05am on February 06, 2018

    THIS week, following the recent announcement of a new National Defence Strategy that focuses on conflicts with great powers and a new arms race, the Pentagon announced an escalation of nuclear weapons development....

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    Downing of Russian fighter in Syria threatens wider war

    | Updated at 12:05am on February 06, 2018

    THE shooting down of a Russian warplane over northern Syria on Saturday threatens to dramatically escalate the confrontation between Washington and Moscow over the US-backed proxy war to oust the Russian-supported regime of president Bashir al-Assad. The Russian media and senior political figures are already accusing the United States of involvement....

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